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Me and Three

Me and Three  You would think that going on a date with three guys at once would be a good thing, but no. It wasn’t. My date was originally with one guy, Rich, but then he got nervous and decided … Continue reading

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Takes The Cake

Takes The Cake Out of all my crazy dating experiences, one date takes the cake for craziest.  It was the fall of 1994. My friend swung by my place of employment to talk. She convinced me to go out with … Continue reading

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Harry and the Horrible Prom

Harry and the Horrible Prom   There is a reason why I call my dating life “Flirting with Disaster.” Things have been awkward and crazy from the get go. My experience with Prom was no different. The year was 1994 … Continue reading

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54 1/2 Third Street

July 4, 1996 Freedom The house seems so empty the past couple of days. Most of my stuff is in the other house. Only my bare essentials are here. Soon nothing will be. As we move, I am filled with … Continue reading

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Somewhere in 1996

Somewhere In This Time Sometimes there is an essence that spans through a period of time in one’s life. I fell like I am really coming into myself. I look back and see me struggling to be who I am … Continue reading

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In Her Own Words: Betty Morjanna Will

Betty Morjana Will’s Life Story         My date of birth was December 26, 1934.  I was born at home, on East Smiley Avenue, Shelby Ohio.  My parents were Faith Miller Hoak and Thorton H. Hoak.  I had two older … Continue reading

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More Fantasy Favorites

More Fantasy Favorites Labyrinth came out in 1986 and The Princess Bride came out in 1987, but I saw both of them around 1988.  I wasn’t aware that Labyrinth even existed until I was reading up on George Lucas.  After … Continue reading

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A Hidden Magic

A Hidden Magic I read A Hidden Magic by Vivian Vande Velde in 1988 when it first came out.  I fell immediately in love with the subversive fairy tale. It begins with, “Once upon a time-before kings and queens were … Continue reading

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables I first watched Anne of Green Gables on PBS in 1985 at my friend Jill Boroom’s house.  Realizing the mini-series was based upon a series of books by L.M. Montgomery, I was eager to read them.  … Continue reading

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High School Hell

High School Hell Exiled  So I missed all the torture in Junior High or Middle School due to transferring to Shelby Christian Academy.  When the small school closed after the 1989-1990 year, I was forced to transfer back to public … Continue reading

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